Garden Tour: A Poolside Garden in Rosedale, Ontario


Swimming pools are a wonderful luxury in summer, but in terms of garden design, they can really become a big, hulking presence that can dominate a backyard- and not necessarily in a good way.
It is possible however, to combine a swimming pool with a garden and do it tastefully. Here is just one example.
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Set above the pool is a large, vine covered pergola. 

Now, wouldn't this be the perfect spot to relax on a lazy summer afternoon?
Set above the pool is a large, vine covered pergola. Now, wouldn't this be the perfect spot to relax on a lazy summer afternoon?
The Wisteria was just starting to fade when I took these pictures.
The Wisteria was just starting to fade when I took these pictures.
Foxglove in the part-shade garden.
Foxglove in the part-shade garden.
The plantings help to soften the hard edge of the pavers around the pool.
The plantings help to soften the hard edge of the pavers around the pool.
The backyard has quite a bit of tree cover and shade lovers like hosta  (top left), and Brunnera (bottom right) have been used in the flowerbeds that surround the pool.
The backyard has quite a bit of tree cover and shade lovers like hosta (top left), and Brunnera (bottom right) have been used in the flowerbeds that surround the pool.
Hanging baskets of flowers and potted plants are used for summer-long color.
Hanging baskets of flowers and potted plants are used for summer-long color.

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